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SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

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POVERTY

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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DEMOGRAPHICS

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HEALTH

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EDUCATION

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

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Programmes and Projects

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Status

Education is freely accessible. School attendance is mandatory from age 5 to 16. School life expectancy, the estimated average number of years a student will remain enrolled in an educational institution, is 11 years (1991). The rate of change of school-age population in 1994/95 was 5.7%. The Antigua State College offers technical and commercial programmes, an advanced level programme, and the first two years of university education through the University of the West Indies.

Challenges

Extensive programmes for environmental and sustainable development education are desperately needed, although a few have been carried out on a small scale. Trained teachers are also needed. With specific respect to water conservation and management, a few programmes are available, but their structure needs to be made consistent, wide ranging and better organized. Periodically, the print and electronic media are employed to promote sustainable use of natural resources and to stimulate public interest.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

Community consultations on coastal resource management were held under the aegis of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). However, goals of public awareness campaigns have not been realized. The Environment Unit hopes to investigate the potential for an official school lecture series.

Reports on issues related to education and awareness-raising are occasionally prepared for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and, on request, information is being compiled for bodies such as OAS.

Capacity-building must provide considerable education and involve the public at all levels. In order to apply capacity-building principles to development programmes, the members of the public need to experience the benefits of these programmes themselves. The principles of capacity-building must be seen as an advantage to such persons, and they must be included in programmes to increase capacity building for development.

The following capacities are needed:
- legislative systems supported by the public,
- resources for education of the public,
- access to current information relevant to particular circumstances.

Information

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

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This information is based on Antigua and Barbuda's Report to the 6th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1998. Last update: 21October 1997

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